Chiara Boni was at Fashion Week NYC presenting her new Spring Summer 2016 Collection this past September.
I had the opportunity to attend her fashion show at the Artbeam in Chelsea. I was also able to be backstage previous to the show, and I must admit that I went crazy when I saw her collection laid-out across the room.
OMG! It was so vibrant, elegant and ladylike! I could not stop taking pictures and already imagining the show at the same time.
And just as I imagined, the runway show was outstanding! So perfect and delightful that you knew it was meticulously planned out.
Besides, everyone there was so impeccable and so well dressed! I loved it ♥
Chiara Boni La Petite Robe Spring/Summer 2016 Collection is inspired in the designer’s personal memories of fairies and blossom gardens captured and transcribed into dreamy/romantic, vibrant, modern, sophisticated and sweet feminine designs.
It features puffed peplums, cutouts, mermaid silhouettes, capes and svelte maillots subtly covered by embellished flowing trains; stretch jersey, tulle, embroideries and georgette fabrics in raspberry and peachy hues, as well as very classic and sophisticated black and white designs.
The musical highlight was represented by “92 Days”, a song specially composed by producer/composer Yakamoto Kotzuga for this fashion show.
Chiara Boni is an Italian designer who began her career in 1971 opening, in Florence, her first boutique where she proposed dresses designed by herself. She has created a cult following of women, from celebrities to television anchor personalities. La Petite Robe was born in 2007 and since then this Collection represents a choice of style at very competitive prices.
Her style is always elegant, timeless but always innovative.
Here a few of the shots I took myself at her SS16 Fashion Show during New York Fashion Week.
Chiara Boni At Fashion Week NYC
Raspberry And Peach Hues
Rose And Oriental Blossom Prints
Black And White Contrasts
Chiara Boni Spring/Summer 2016 Collection Was Presented At Fashion Week NYC This September. Take A Look At Her Romantic, Vibrant And Sophisticated Designs!
Hair And Makeup play a big role when it comes to putting a look together, whether it is for streetstyle fashion or for a fashion runway.
Any designer’s collection, when presented, doubtlessly needs to be intertwined with the appropriate hairstyle and makeup, in order to ensure the success of the event.
I had the honor to be backstage with AVEDA and its awesome team for two fashion shows during this past New York Fashion Week SS16.
There I had the chance to experience what it’s like to prepare the look for every single model and see how hard work does pay off at the end.
For the purpose of a better understanding, I decided to brake this post in two parts: my experience at LATINISTA and at CHIARA BONI Spring-Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week.
1.- LATINISTA Fashion Week/Cesar Galindo & Milagros Batista – Hair
For this show the hair was represented by “The Party Pony”; a beautiful and versatile sleek ponytail with a twist of messiness in the front. Tippi Shorter, Aveda Global Artistic Director for Textured Hair, explains that “The look is a blend of two cool styles; there’s an undone crown with wispy pieces of hair framing the face and a sleek, finished and plumped up ponytail”.
In order to achieve the look, she followed these easy steps using these Aveda Hair Products:
The Party Pony
Steps To The Look
Step 1: On dry hair, spray Aveda Thickening Tonic until hair is damp.
Step 2: Begin taking 1” sections of hair and gently twirl from root to end and set for texture.
Step 3: Once all hair is twirled in sections, take one piece at a time, and blow dry. Lay the dried sections over the face to create volume at the roots while continuing to dry remaining sections.
Step 4: Flip the dried twirls back and with a small amount of Light Elements™ Defining Whip™ in hands, gently unravel the twirls and massage hair to create added textured at the crown.
Step 5: Pull hair into low ponytail ensuring the top has volume. Secure with a bungee. Wrap a small section of hair around bungee and secure with a pin under the ponytail.
Step 6: Spray ponytail with Aveda Brilliant™ Shine-on Spray, then flat-iron the ponytail smooth.
Step 7: Finish with a light mist of Aveda Control™ Force Firm Hair Spray.
2.- Chiara Boni La Petite Robe Runway – Hair And Makeup
a. – Hair
To engage with the collection, Aveda Guest Artist Jon Reyman created the “Flowering Rose Bud”, which consists of pretty layers of textured hair, accented with sleek modern finger waves framing the face on both sides.
John Reyman explained that “The slick waves emulated the look of rose petals, and organically transitioned into free-flowing hair that was little wild and natural, like a blooming flower.”
In order to achieve the look, he followed these easy steps using these Aveda Hair Products:
Flowering Rose Bud Hair Look
Steps To The Look
Step 1: Prep hair with a liberal misting of Aveda Thickening Tonic and blow dry hair for texture.
Step 2: With hair parted down the center, apply a generous amount of Aveda Brilliant™ Retexturizing Gel to the top half of head to create the wet appearance.
Step 3: On the right side, begin forming a traditional finger wave from the top of the part going down to the back of the ear. Set each waved section with a clip. Repeat on the left side.
PRO TIP: Place a playing card under each clip to avoid ridging on the hair.
Step 4: Once done, place a stocking cap on clipped waves to further set style.
Step 5: With the top drying, begin wrap hair that is hanging loose around a ¾” barrel curling rod.
Step 6: Use a wide-tooth comb to pull out the freshly set curls for a flowing loose wave.
Step 7: Apply new Aveda Shampure™ Dry Shampoo (Available November 1, 2015) on the back for added texture and remove the cap and clips. Let the finger waves hang naturally.
Aveda Global Artist Director for Makeup Janell Geason created the “Flower in Bloom” Makeup Look, consisting of a soft pink and orangey shades.
Flower in Bloom Makeup Look
Steps To The Look
Step 2: Lightly apply Petal Essence™ Single Eye Color in Opal on top lash line.
Step 3: Curl lashes and apply Mosscara™ Black Forest.
Step 4: Fill in brows, if needed, with Petal Essence™ Eye Color Trio in Gobi Sands with brow brush.
Step 5: With a blush brush apply Petal Essence™ Face Accents in Apricot Whisper along the cheekbones.
Step 6: Add a touch of Petal Essence™ Face Accents in Rose Blossom to the apples of the cheeks.
Step 7: Line the lips with Nourish-mint™ Lip Liner in Purple Sage and blend edges inwards.
Step 8: Fill in lips with Nourish-mint™ Smoothing Lip Color in Wild Fuchsia with brush.
Step 9: Add a touch of Nourish-mint™ Rehydrating Lip Glaze in Sun Kissed Melon to the center of the lips.
Here All The Hair And Makeup Deets & Tricks Revealed By Aveda To Get That Model Look! Backstage At Latinista And Chiara Boni Runways New York Fashion Week.
NY Fashion Week counts with the invaluable contribution of LATINISTA Fashion Week event that takes place during Fashion Week in NYC, as well as other main cities in the United States.
It was created by Dee & Co Group, and it is basically the official fashion week for Latino and Latina designers, where Hispanic fashion designers have the opportunity of presenting their most recent collection during Fashion Week.
I had the privilege to assist LATINISTA Fashion Week last Friday to be delighted by the Spring/Summer 2016 Collections of fashion designers Cesar Galindo and Milagros Batista.
The show was outstanding! I enjoyed it to the fullest. You were able to tell all the time and hard work that it was put into this event to make sure it came out as perfect as it did.
The following is a summary of my favorite styles and designs presented from each designer and their new SS16 Spring/Summer Collection.
Which design or motif is your favorite?
LATINISTA NY Fashion Week
Milagros Batista – Batista Colections
Milagros Batista is a Dominican designer who designs knitted pieces of clothing for women. She believes knitting is deeply spiritual and opens new paths for growth, experience and beauty. She started knitting at the early age of 7 years old, rapidly standing out for her particular style and skills.
Her new SS16 Collection is a combination of neutrals and bright colors with soft and relaxed hand knitted styles and unique details that will definitely make you stand out from the crowd. It is a breathtaking collection that subtly reveals the beautiful feminine silhouette in a chic and posh way.
Chic Resort Motifs
Glam Mod City Styles
Cesar Galindo – CZAR by Cesar Galindo Collection
Cesar Galindo is a well known Puertorrican self thought designer who resides in New York and gained notoriety when his washed silk kimono dress made the cover of Elle magazine in July 1993 on supermodel Karen Mulder. Besides designing his own collection, he also serves as a contract designer for private clients and for established labels including Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein Collection, L.A.M.B., among others.
His new SS16 Collection is fun, electrifying and vivacious. It is based on lots of fringe, sequin, crochet and tie-dye designs with vibrant colors and relaxed silhouettes.
For All Fringe And Sequin Lovers…
Crochet And Vibrant Hues ♥
Sumptuous Tie-Dye At Its Best!
Here The Deets Of LATINISTA NY Fashion Week Featuring The Spring/Summer 2016 Collection Of Two Talented Hispanic Designers: Cesar Galindo & Milagros Batista.